Story and photos by Theresa Rose
The Taste of Loveland event is a celebration of local food, wine, beer and spirits presented by the Foothills Service League, a non-profit organization created to support handicapped and disadvantaged youth. The Foothills Gateway School for the handicapped supplies services, supplies and capital to handicapped individuals.
The organization is made up of approximately 40 women whose goal is to raise money for their charities: Foothill’s Gateway, Inc and the Namaqua Center. A diverse group, ranging from professional to homemakers, they enjoy sharing their talents with hard work and experiencing the satisfaction of assembling the fundraising events and succeeding in supporting the two organizations. Last year, the group was able to raise $64,000 at the Taste of Loveland.
The event was held on Thursday, April 19 at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland.
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Presenting Sponsor – First National Bank
Media Sponsor – Town Square Media
Gold Sponsors – Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Lydia’s Style, House of Spirits, The Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, The city of Loveland, Connell and Thompson Valley Liquor
Silver Sponsors – Robin Event Rental, Rowe’s Flowers and Gifts, Kodak alaris, American Eagle Distributing, Remax Alliance, Ripsam-Boxleitner-Bates Wealth Management Group, Flood and Peterson and Adams Bank and Trust
Bronze Sponsors – Exodus Moving and Storage, Jafe, Inc., Quick Print, Odell Brewing, New Belgium, High Country, Boston Beer, Guaranty Bank and UC Health